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Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation ?

Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation ?

Constipation: If you are requiring the use of suppositories for constipation, you should also be asking why are you conspitated. Something causing physical near obstruction, poor bowel motility, or poorly balanced nutrition and fiber intake? You should check these out first before you venture further in your present quest to deal with your constipation issue. ...Read more

Glycerin Suppository (Definition)

A glycerin suppository is a lubricant, laxative suppository that really has no medical ingredient. It lubricates the bowel and ...Read more


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Is glycerin suppository good for toddlers constipation? Does it hurt after inserting?

Is glycerin suppository  good for toddlers constipation? Does it hurt after inserting?

Yes, but be careful: Glycerin suppositories are effective for toddlers. However, administration of any rectal therapy in young children after infancy can be emotionally disturbing. Therefore i generally avoid such therapies for constipation with my young patients. ...Read more

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Is using Glycerin Suppositories chronically bad? I have chronic idiopathic constipation.

Is using Glycerin Suppositories chronically bad? I have chronic idiopathic constipation.

From Above: A better overall strategy is to help constipation " from above" so to speak. Increased fluids, vegetables, salad, perhaps a daily spoonful of metamucil are all helpful. Add in a daily dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or mineral oil and you should be able to have soft daily stools. Using glycerin suppository is safe, however, if the above strategies aren't helping. ...Read more

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Can you use a preperation h suppository before glycerin supppository? Constipation due to internal hemorrhoid. Partial blockage.

Can you use a preperation h suppository  before glycerin supppository? Constipation due to internal hemorrhoid. Partial blockage.

Hemorrhoids: If the hemorrhoids are on the outside, you can use preparation H cream. If they are in the inside, you will need a suppository like preparation H or anusol. You should avoid constipation so that the hemorrhoids don't recur. Your doctor can do an anoscopy in the office to determine the size of hemorrhoids. If there is partial blockage sensation, you might want to consider a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Tried everything had Nothing works to treat my constipation but doc says use glycerin suppositories as needed. Is this safe? I use them weekly

Tried everything had Nothing works to treat my constipation but doc says use glycerin suppositories as needed. Is this safe? I use them weekly

Safe: Glycerin suppositories are safe, but you should not need to use them to treat your constipation on a regular basis. There are better options, but it is important that you discuss them with those who treat your Gilbert's disease and hypothyroidism. Don't underestimate the effectiveness of a healthy, high fiber diet and adequate hydration. Also, when was the least time your thyroid was checked? ...Read more

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I am a dancer and my company has put me on a strict diet of just fruit and water . I us 2 glycerin suppository . What else can I us for constipation ?

I am a dancer and my company has put me on a strict diet of just fruit and water . I us 2 glycerin suppository . What else can I us for constipation ?

Unhealthy: A diet of only fruit and water is not likely to meet your nutritional needs and is protein deficient. Your infrequent stools are probably due to lack of bulk in your diet, since fruit and water only should have a natural stool softening effect. ...Read more

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I have chronic constipation my doc told me i can use glycerin suppositories every 3 days as needed. Is it ok to use these chronically?

I have chronic constipation my doc told me i can use glycerin suppositories every 3 days as needed. Is it ok to use these chronically?

Yes: But better to prevent the constipation rather than treat it. Eat a hi fiber diet and drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you excercise more than 30 minutes per day. ...Read more

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My 3 year kid having constipation since 7 months. Glycerin suppository has placebo effect for him and he poops with in 5 min. Should use it often?

Give fruits/ vegetab: Excessive suppository is not good. It may make him dependent for life. Give him sliced oranges or watermelon everyday with breakfast and lunch. Give cooked vegetables with dinner, everyday. When he gets enough fiber in his diet, his stooling will improve. If not, please see your Pediatrician who will examine him to confirm that he does not have any abnormality and may then prescribe an oral laxat ...Read more

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My 3 year kid having constipation since 7 months. Glycerin suppository has placebo effect for him and he poops with in 5 min. Should use it often?

My 3 year kid having constipation since 7 months. Glycerin suppository has placebo effect for him and he poops with in 5 min. Should use it often?

Use only as needed: Avoid using the suppository frequently. It is important to have increased veggies and fruit in your child's diet, keeping well hydrated as well as having a routine for bathroom use. Having a calendar and rewards/praise can help in achieving bathroom success. Some children are afraid of having bowel movements because of discomfort with stooling. See your doctor for a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Would you consider glycerin suppositories safer for me then prune juice for constipation since prune juice causes excessive Diarreah?

Would you consider glycerin suppositories safer for me then prune juice for constipation since prune juice causes excessive Diarreah?

Constipation care: The best way to manage constipation is with a daily regimen that keeps you regular. For many reasons it is not good to wait until you are very constipated, then take something to treat it. The best medication to use, which is safe to use every day, is glycolax. Use glycolax daily, consume plenty of fiber and drink lots of water. Avoid suppositoty use unless you are severely constipated. ...Read more

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Doc tells me to use glycerin suppository whenever I need for constipation. But can chronic use cause electrolyte imbalance? I have Wolff Parkinson whi

Doc tells me to use glycerin suppository whenever I need for constipation. But can chronic use cause electrolyte imbalance? I have Wolff Parkinson whi

Unlikely to be probm: Using enemas to deal with constipation can result in electrolyte abnormalities while glycerine suppositories would not. You might just teach yourself to empty on demand every day and avoid the problem altogether. ...Read more

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I am constipated and I have taken 2 glycerin suppository already and I am still freel constipated . What should I do ? Or take ?

I am constipated and I have taken 2 glycerin suppository   already and I am still freel constipated . What should I do ? Or take ?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try taking one capful of MiraLAX in 8 ounces of fluid. It is a non absorbable polyethylene glycol that will draw water into your bowel and help you have a bowel movement. You need to have enough fluid in your system in order for it to work. You can take it 2-3 days in a row. Drink plenty of fluids, . ...Read more

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I have influenza right now but i've been constipated for over a week. Can i still use a glycerin suppository even though I have the flu?

Yes, qualified: The glycerin suppository will not significantly increase fluid losses but be sure to drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes like emergenc c, coconut water, nourishing broth soups, or pedialyte. If you still have a fever your need for fluids are greatly increased. ...Read more

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Woke to severe rectal pain. Didn't feel constipated but used glycerin suppository in case. Next day had a bowel movement w/ some grayish poop at end?

Woke to severe rectal pain. Didn't feel constipated but used glycerin suppository in case. Next day had a bowel movement w/ some grayish poop at end?

If persists> see Dr: There are a number of conditions that can cause rectal pain. If the pain occurred only once and you don't have pain on defecating it's possible the pain may be due to Proctalgia fugax. This can be due to spasm of the anal muscles, nerve compression or other causes. If you continue to have symptoms see a colorectal surgeon or GI specialist for a precise diagnosis.> http://bit.ly/1VI0NUc ...Read more

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